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Why don't my birds love me any more....?

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 21:19

An owl will likely have the same effect as the Sparrowhawk in terms of scaring.  You can by cages to put your feeders inside. The birds will get used to feeding inside them and the Sparrowhawk will not be able to pluck them off the feeders. You can also position canes around your feeders but it will not look so pretty.

Talkback: Gardeners' World Live 2012

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 21:01

My first visit this year also. Enjoyed it but not to do evey year.  A bit too much tatt there and puzzled as to how a company selling beds qualifies to exhibit.  Certainly not edible and the rain would not do them much good if you put one in the garden.


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:47

Not amillion miles away jean. Between Bury St Edmunds and Diss

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 21:03

Ivy leaved Toadflax is a pretty native to have in a wall.


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 21:01

Well done Jean.  We have a brood of Blue Tits, which should be fledging in a few days time. Right next door to the Blue Tit box we have a Linnet nesting in a Pyracantha. It is great watching all the comings and goings.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 21:49

Here in west Suffolk it topped 15C, raining all morning till midday then fine. We did have a little blue sky and sunshine this evening.  From our garden this evening I recorded a Hobby and 5 Swift, both new birds for the year.

Our lawns squelch and ooze water when you walk on them. I have used every thing I have that holds water to keep decanting my water butts.


Posted: 30/04/2012 at 20:41

Hi missbabakins

Hope you will be reading about me one day soon. Hehe

Save our bees

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:54


I have also signed it.


Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:51

Hi Coatsworth, it sounds like your caterpillar is a moth but not sure which.

Orange Tips food plant is Garlic Mustard or Jack by the Hedge.  As other have said they are lovely butterflies. I found a dead male in my greenhouse last weekend, which did not please me.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:47

We have just had about 36 hours of solid rain and strongish ne winds.

Suffolk is very soggy right now and I am conisdering building an ark. This is the wettest drought in history. We did see the mystery ball of fire this evening which was a real treat.

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